I’ve had the privilege of attending a Lalah Hathaway show and it truly was a memorable experience. This was years ago and during the show, Hathaway explained very patiently and very kindly that if people were going to record or take pictures, be sure not to use the flash. With the exception of a few stragglers who likely couldn’t figure out how to turn their flash off, people complied. But since then, Hathaway has tightened her rules a bit. She’d rather audience members not take pictures, livestream or video record her concerts at all. Sadly, the folks who attended her recent show in Dallas didn’t take her seriously. And afterward, she issued this statement.
In the age of smartphones that never leave our palms, much less our sides, the statement is certainly thought provoking. See what people had to say about her request and her annoyance once it was not honored.